Vegetable Daal Khichdi

BM# 21   Day 2

Our neighbors are from Saurashtra, the southern part of Gujarat.The food that they eat is quite oily and spicy, but very delicious.That kind of food can be eaten only once in a while.I enjoy that food, but remove the layer of oil from top.They make a khichdi, which is mind blowing. The name khichdi normally puts you off, but this one is like WOW!! ,  I decided to prepare it for the second day of the BM. I called her to get this delicious recipe....

1cup........... rice
½ cup........ .moong daal, yellow
1tbsp ..........chana daal
1tbsp.......... tuver daal
1....................bay leaf
1tsp .............cumin seed
2-4 ...............cloves
1’’ piece..... cinnamon
2-3............... red chilies, dry whole
Pinch asafoetida
1cup ............mixed vegetables (potatoes, beans, carrots, peas )
½ cup.......... spinach, washed and finely chopped
1....................tomato, roughly chopped
¼ tsp........... turmeric pwd
1tsp............. red chilly pwd
Salt to taste.
Wash rice and daals and soak them for 30 mins.
Heat ghee and add cumin seeds, cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, red chilies and asafoetida.
Add the vegetables, except spinach and tomato.Saute’ .
Add rice and daals, mix in the spices and salt.
Mix well and let all the moisture dry.
Add about 4 cups water and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
Reduce the flame and cook for another 10 minutes.
Once the pressure is released, add spinach and tomato.
Give it a good stir.
Adjust the consistency according to taste.
Serve hot drizzled with pure ghee.



You actually do not need anything along with this Khichdi, but you could serve lassan ki chutney , papad, chaas or pickle, according to your preference.

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